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Stephen Fry Narrates ‘You Have to F***ing Eat’ For The UK Audiobook

English comedian Stephen Fry served as the narrator for the United Kingdom edition of the You Have to F***ing Eat audiobook. The animated video embedded above features Fry’s recitation.

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston read the story for the American edition of this audiobook. According to an announcement on Canongate TV website, “Fyy and Cranston follow in the footsteps of celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Noel Fielding, Thandie Newton, and Werner Herzog, all of whom saw their recordings of Mansbach’s earlier bestseller, Go the F*ck to Sleep, rack up millions of hits.”

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NSFW VIDEO: LeVar Burton Reads ‘Go The F*** to Sleep’

Reading Rainbow host and children’s book author LeVar Burton appeared on the Rooster Teeth podcast for a charity drive. BuzzFeed reports that during his visit, he read from his new picture book and Go The F*ck to Sleep. The video embedded above features his NSFW reading Adam Mansbach’s hit title out loud.

Follow this link to hear Burton recite the story from the newly released The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm. The actual audiobook for Go The F*ck to Sleep was narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson. (via kotaku.com)

Disney Reveals Teaser Trailer For ‘Big Hero 6′

Disney has unveiled a teaser trailer the computer-animated film adaptation, Big Hero 6.

The story follows a team of superheroes that were originally developed by Marvel Comics. A release date has been scheduled for November 07, 2014.

According to Deadline, filmmakers Don Hall and Chris Williams served as the co-directors. The cast of voice actors include The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, The Avengers star Samuel L. Jackson, and Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph.

Trailer Unveiled For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

20th Century Fox has unveiled an official trailer for the Kingsman: The Secret Service film adaptation. The video embedded above features scenes with actors Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and Samuel L. Jackson.

According to Deadline, the story is based on a comic series called The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn took the helm of this project. A release date has been scheduled for October 24, 2014.

Samuel L. Jackson Performs ‘Boy Meets World’-Themed Slam Poetry

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Django Unchained actor Samuel L. Jackson recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and performed slam poetry about the 90′s American sitcom, Boy Meets World.

In the video embedded above, Jackson makes references to the Corey-Topanga love story, the Corey-Shawn bromance, and Eric’s infamous “Feeny” call.

According to Mental Floss, Fallon later asked Jackson whether or not he was a fan of Boy Meets World; Jackson admitted that it’s probable he had never even “seen one episode.”

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John Grisham Novel Adapted on Broadway

1001940_681957185148898_1426093782_nA Broadway stage adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller, A Time to Kill, will open on October 20, 2013. Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes adapted the book and Ethan McSweeny directed.

According to the show’s website, the show tells the story of “a Southern community torn in half by an unspeakable crime. As the shocking news hits the public, small town America becomes the center of a media storm, where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.”

Playbill.com reports that this project marks the first time a John Grisham book has been adapted for a theatrical production. A film adaptation of this book, featuring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey, came out in 1996.

Samuel L. Jackson Could Read Your Writing Out Loud

If you share a 300-word monologue on Reddit, you could win a chance to have the great actor and audiobook narrator Samuel L. Jackson read your work.

Jackson posted about the online event yesterday, so you only have until the end of the day (Thursday night PST) to write your passage. The whole writing contest will help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Check it out:

It’s simple, write 300 words and the most upvoted post I’ll read out loud in monologue form. I’m doing this for one of my favorite non-profits, Alzheimer’s Society, as my family have been unfortunate enough to have been affected by the disease. As a BONUS, I’m offering you all the chance to be flown to the UK for lunch with ME in return for just a tiny donation to this amazing cause. I’ll also sign a beloved Kangol hat and mail it to anyone that donates $200 or more! Check it out at Prizeo.

Madonna Reads Pablo Neruda

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we found a video featuring pop star Madonna and her reading of the poem “If You Forget Me.” Pablo Neruda originally wrote this poem in Spanish and called it “Si Tu Me Olvidas.”

Madonna’s reading is featured on The Postman (Il Postino) movie soundtrack. It also contains poetry recitations delivered by Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, UK musician Sting, and The Avengers actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Neruda, a celebrated Chilean writer, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. You can read more pieces written by Neruda at The Poetry Foundation’s website. What’s your favorite Pablo Neruda poem?

Most Challenged Books of the Year & Vampire Writing Contest: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including our vampire-themed writing contest, free samples of the most challenged books of the year Samuel L. Jackson‘s picture book campaign video (embedded above).

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1. Read Free Samples of the Most Challenged Books of the Year

2. Robert Gottlieb Responds to Penguin Lawsuit: ‘Authors Beware’

3. Samuel L. Jackson Reads ‘Wake the F*** Up’ to Support Barack Obama

4. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

5. 90+ Published Novels Began as NaNoWriMo Projects

6. 99-Cent Sale Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

7. 50 Shades of Infographic

8. Harper Voyager to Accept Unagented Manuscripts for Two Weeks

9. Book Centerpieces for a Wedding

10. Rewrite Victorian Vampires for Fun & Prizes

 

The Avengers Trailer Released

The first official trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers has arrived. What do you think?

Directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, the star-studded cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Evans as Captain America, , Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

The Huffington Post talked to Evans about the film. He explained: “It’s not easy trying to bring all those characters together and find a story, but the best thing about Joss is that Joss is a fan, Joss is a comic book guy … the people I am trying to please is Joss. Joss is one of those dudes. And if Joss is happy with the dialog, if Joss is happy with the wardrobe, if Joss is happy, then I’m happy. Because he’s Comic-Con, he’s one of these dudes who would be in the audience geeking out, so if he’s happy, I’m happy.”

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